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Alcohol and Addiction Rehab for Seniors

In 1998, our Florida facility became a renowned pioneer and leader in age-specific addiction treatment when it opened the first-ever Center for Older Adult Recovery. Today, Hanley Center at Origins offers senior and addiction treatment for men and women aged 65 and older.


Hanley Center at Origins promotes a transition from substance use disorder to enhanced mental, physical, and spiritual health—at any age and stage of life. Whether you have been dealing with addiction for many years or a recent life event has set off a cycle of substance use, we provide the clinically excellent, holistic, and individualized care you need to find lifelong recovery.


Misconceptions About Older Adult Addiction Are Prevalent

Messages in the media about saying “no” to substances and getting help for addiction are often geared toward younger patients. Although it is certainly important to teach people about the dangers of addiction from a young age, the number of older adults who struggle with alcohol or other drug use disorders is statistically significant and warrants equal attention. Moreover, while two-thirds of older patients experience early-onset addiction, one-third of older adults suffer from late-onset addiction. Significant life changes, such as the loss of a loved one, a sudden illness, or relationship problems, can send a person spiraling into maladaptive behaviors and substance use disorders.


The reality is that, at any age, the difference between active addiction and treatment can be loss of life. Throughout our rehab for older adults, we want you to feel that the rest of your life is always worth living. We provide you or your loved one with an evolving rehab for seniors care plan that integrates medical, wellness, spiritual, psychological, and psychiatric therapies provided by a highly credentialed, multidisciplinary team.


During treatment at our Center for Older Adult Recovery in West Palm Beach, Florida, you can begin to regain health, enhance cognition and mobility, and rebuild relationships. Combined with participation in 12-Step practice, you will receive a design for living that can restore freedom and peace to your life.

Elements of Age-Specific Recovery

Building a supportive community is an essential part of successful senior addiction treatment. You need people around you who understand your journey and are similarly focused on achieving long-term sobriety. Forming these supportive bonds is certainly easier among people with similar life experiences, outlooks, and interests to your own. This is why age-specific treatment is at the heart of our treatment strategy at our senior alcohol rehab centers. We want you to feel comfortable and welcomed among a community of your peers. What’s more, our treatment programs are tailored to address every generation’s shared values and experiences. Each Origins’ professional team member provides compassionate care that accounts for your past, present, and future.


Our Safe, Effective Addiction and Alcohol Rehab for Seniors Includes:

Offering Age-Specific Treatment for Older Adults at Hanley Center in Florida

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If you or a loved one needs professional help, please feel free to contact us at any time to receive more information. We answer the phones 24 hours a day at 561-841-1296 and are standing by to answer any questions you may have about our senior addiction treatment program.


Articles on Older Adults and Addiction

A Perfect Storm: Aging, Drugs, and Chronic Pain – Chronic pain requires specialized attention without which quality of life is affected, often resulting in depression, isolation, or substance abuse.

The Wall Street Journal: Fears Rise of Medication Misuse by the Elderly – With the Senior Population Growing, Experts on Addiction and Geriatric Care Raise the Alarm

The New York Times: New Generation Gap as Older Addicts Seek Help – Across the country, substance abuse centers are reaching out to older addicts whose numbers are growing and who have historically been ignored.

The New York Times: More Older Adults Are Struggling With Substance Abuse – An estimated 2.8 million older adults in the United States meet the criteria for alcohol abuse, and this number is expected to reach 5.7 million by 2020, according to a study in the journal “Addiction.”

If you or a loved one needs professional help, please feel free to contact us at any time to receive more information. We answer the phones 24-hours a day, at 561-841-1296.
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